A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
I have been blogging for awhile now but I definitely remember a time when I was the new kid on the block. It was a time when I felt like there were all these amazing books and series that I had never heard of with sequels coming out that I wanted to read. So there are a ton of series that I started late and read because they had so many great recommendations from bloggers. Here is that list.
1.) Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson - My Review
As much as I talk about this series, I have to admit that I was late to the party. I had even read Steelheart first before I actually took the time to read this series. I marathoned all three books in the original trilogy about two years ago and the rest is history.
2.) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - My Review
Hard to believe that I didn't start this series until Heir of Fire came out. But I think this is one of those series that is super popular within the blogosphere but not necessarily outside of that. But I did finally read the series and I am glad I did because I am obsessed
3.) The Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater - My Review
I actually met Maggie before ever reading any of her books. I had heard great things about this series in particular and so I went to her signing. And I figured if her books are as fantastic as she is then I was in for a treat. And I was.
4.) The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo - My Review
I wasn't as late to this series as I was to some. But I didn't read it until Siege and Storm was our for a little while. That book came out right when I was exploring the idea of doing BookTube and so I saw a lot of rave reviews and wanted to read the series.
5.) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer - My Review
That was about the same time that I learned about The Lunar Chronicles too. I saw so many bloggers and booktubers raving about this series and it sounded so fantastic. But I didn't read the series until Cress came out and I wish I had read it sooner.
6.) The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken - My Review
I can't remember when I first learned about this series but I know it was the case with so many of these books, a sequel was coming out and people were gushing about the first book on blogs and BookTube. I finally read the series a few months before In the Afterlight came out.
7.) The Diviners by Libba Bray - My Review
So the reason this book is on the list and not some other Libba Bray books that I read late is because I really dragged my feet on this one. I didn't read it until Lair of Dreams came out and it was like two years after learning about this book.
8.) Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - My Review
I have wanted to read this series for a really long time because of it's high praise but the fact that there are like eight books and they're all like 1000 pages long intimidated me. But recently this year I read the first one and I want to eat the rest of them.
9.) The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss - My Review
I know a lot of fantasy fans who love similar adult fantasies to me who loved this series. I can't remember why I started to be really interested in this series but I know that I waited a long time to read it even after seeing great recommendations.
10.) The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce - My Review
And last but certainly not least is this series which I know so many people love. It has amazing reviews and I've had it recommended to me many times. I finally read it like six months ago and I really liked it. I wish I had read it as a kid tbh.
There you have it. Some books that I loved and I read based on recommendations. I wish I had read all these books a little earlier too. What books made your list? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!